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    Aleutian World War II

    National Historic Area Alaska

Fees & Reservations

A land use permit must be obtained to visit the National Historic Area on Mount Ballyhoo, as the park is privately owned by the Ounalashka Corporation. Visitors can purchase these permits by calling the corporation at (907) 581-1276, or by visiting the corporation Monday - Friday at 400 Salmon Way. Permits can also be purchased at the visitor center.

The cost for a permit is as follows:

Type of permit
Individual cost
Family cost
Daily $6 $10
Weekly $15 $20
Annual $60 $80

Visitor passes for the World War II Visitor Center are free to veterans, $2 for active military and seniors over age 55 and $5 for all others. Summer hours are Tuesday - Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm. Winter hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

Admission cost for the Museum of the Aleutians is $5 per person. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm.

Did You Know?

A Rommel stake

Anticipating a ground assault by the Japanese, the US military placed anti-personnel stakes in the ground on Amaknak Island during World War II. These stakes are made of iron, are very sharp and measure between 4 inches to 4 feet high.